Halloween in Austin 2012
WHEN: Saturday, October 27th at 9PM
WHERE: Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater – 310 West Willie Nelson Boulevard – Austin, TX
WHAT: The Haunte’d Couture event of the year. Taking the main stage will be Bob Schneider and the Scabs, The Pimps of Joytime, Killa Dilla and more. Every corner of the building will have artists emerging including DJ Rion King, the Jiggle watts burlesque troupe, CoCo lectric, and a Funk’n sexy costume contest hosted by Dark N’ Sexy – Misty Villan the Grand Diva of the Zombie Ball.
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Austin Ghost Tours – Oktobergeist!
WHEN: October 5 – 31, 2012 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: Tours begin on the front porch of the haunted Hofheintz-Reissig building known today as Moonshine’s Patio Bar and Grill.
WHAT: In 1842 a group of German noblemen and women decided to colonize Texas. It was a horrible failure. Some of the German emigrants survive and found themselves in the Texas Capital creating “Little Germany.” This German community would be long forgotten – if not for the spirits that remain earthbound. Along our city streets and in our historical buildings dwell the long forgotten souls of Austin’s first residents. Real history – real original ghost stories. What will you experience on this guided 90 – minute walking tour? Listed as one of the Top Ten Ghost Tours in the country.
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Evergreen Farms – Pumpkin Hunt
WHEN: October 31, 2012 10:30 A.M.
WHERE: Lake Travis Library
WHAT: Get dressed up in your best Halloween costume and come to the library for the annual Pumpkin Parade on Wednesday, October 31st at 10:30am! Join a Halloween story time, and then trick-or-treat around the Shopping Center.
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Halloween Children’s Concert
WHEN: October 28, 2011 2:00 PM
WHERE: Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts
WHAT: This year’s spook-tacular show is sure to have you shakin’ in your boots! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt Long Center’s Dell Hall as the Austin Symphony presents its annual Halloween Children’s Concert, featuring mind chilling songs that are entertaining for all ages! The entire family is encouraged to join in on the fun and dress to impress in their favorite costumes while attending a concert full of “boo-tiful” music. Wear your costume!
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18th Annual Halloween Hayride & Carnival with Movie in the Park!
WHEN: October 25, 2011 5:00 – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Georgetown Community Center
WHAT: Hayrides begin outside the Georgetown Community Center at 5 p.m. Ticket sales will STOP at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be $2 for children 5 or older and adults. Children under 5 are $1. Please note: This will not be a scary Haunted Hay ride as in year’s past. It is a friendly hay ride through the park with Halloween themed decorations, aimed towards younger children.
The Carnival will be held inside the Community Center from 5-9 p.m. Admission is free, but each booth or activity charges a fee to participate.
Back again this year is a Trick-or-Treat Village! The Trick-or-treat Village will be set up in the Community Center front lawn from 5-8 pm with local businesses and non-profit organizations passing out candy! Trick-or-treat bags will be provided, or bring your own!
Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume and enter our Costume Contest, sponsored by Suddenlink!
NEW this year is a FREE Movie in the Park! We will be showing Monster House (PG) at 7:30 pm at Eagle Field in San Gabriel Park. Bring your own refreshments. Sponsored by Georgetown Parks & Recreation and Suddenlink Communications.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (512) 930-3595
Fall Fun Festival – Round Rock, Texas
WHEN: October 31, 2012 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
WHERE: The Lakeview Pavilion Festival Area at Old Settlers Park
WHAT: This year’s theme is Dr. Seuss. We will have carnival games for toddlers and preschoolers, hayrides, cookies and punch and fun entertainment for all to enjoy.
Don’t puzzle and puzzle till your puzzler is sore,
just come to Fall Fun Festival – it won’t be a bore!
You will want to come! Yes Indeed!
You will want to come – that’s guaranteed!
This event is the best of the best;
its an event that tops all the rest!
1 Can, 2 Cans, 3 Cans more;
Donate cans to help stock the local food pantry store.
Grab a goodie bag, yes you will;
Then play fun carnival games up on the hill!
Hop on a hayride, Swoosh down a slide;
Munch on a cookie, Get a new book-ie!
Come one, come all! Let’s have a ball;
Lots of fun for tall and small!
Guests are encouraged to bring a canned item for the Round Rock Food Pantry.
For more information, call the Clay Madsen Recreation Center at 218-3220 or the Parks and Recreation Department at 218-5540.
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Boo at the Austin Zoo
WHEN: October 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
WHERE: Austin Zoo, 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin ,TX, 78736.
WHAT: See the animals at night and ride our haunted train, which runs every 20 min. from 7 pm until 9 pm, Oct 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. Doors open at 6:30, tickets are $12.50 and include your train ticket for a specific time.
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Goblins in the Garden
WHEN: October 28, 2012 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, Texas 78739
WHAT: There will be spooky fun activities on the grounds and gardens for all ages to enjoy. Explore the Not-So-Haunted Tower, where Botanica the herbal witch casts her magic plant spells. Follow the clues for the ultimate prize in the Owl Prowl scavenger hunt in the gardens. Get creative in the Halloween arts ‘n crafts center or be an Owl Pellet Detective in the Visitors Gallery.
Families can dress up in their Halloween finest and bring a camera to take memorable snap shots. Come dressed as an insect from our Butterfly Garden to celebrate its 10th anniversary and then join the costume parade through the courtyard at 6:00 p.m. Think butterfly, moth, spider, and ladybug costumes. Enjoy goodies from local vendors on the grounds or stop by the Wildflower Center Café for hot chocolate and other seasonal beverages and food.
A Halloween Whodunit on the Bertram Flyer
WHEN: October 27, 2012.
WHERE: Cedar Park boarding location – 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste A-103, Cedar Park, TX 78613.
WHAT: Wear your costume and join in the fun as the biggest party of the year thrown by Charles Barefoot Tipton. But stay alert – rumor has it murder is in the autumn air! Box meal is provided with your First Class ticket. Starring the Capital City Mystery Players. Guests ages 17 and older only please!
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Halls of Horror Haunted House in Pflugerville
WHEN: October 26, 2012 7:00 – 11:00 P.M.
WHERE: Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville, TX 78660
WHAT: Annual community haunted house…Admission is canned goods for the food pantry or $2 per person. Contact Isaac or Darrell for additional information. Isaac can be reached @ 990-6347 and Darrell @ 251-9935.
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Harvest of Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm
WHEN: September 29th through November 11th, 2012
WHERE: Sweet Berry Farm, Marble Falls, TX
WHAT: Stuff Your Own Scarecrow (entire family fun!)
Scarecrow Island Hayrides (don’t fall off the trailer or you might turn into one of them)
Candy Corn Hay Maze for children (ring the bell and race right back)
The ‘Texas’ Hayfield Maze for ages 6 and up (are you up for the challenge?)
Sweet Berry Express Barrel Train (watch out for the Pigs!)
Pick Your Own Flowers (aren’t they purdy!)
Horse Rides (on October weekends only)
Face Painting (unicorns are the popular item)(on weekends only)
Berry Bounce (giant jumping pillows)
Sand Art (for your creative side)
Tons of photo ops (if only I had a nickle for every picture taken….)
Pumpkin Painting (for all budding artists)
Ice Cream (you’ve got to try the Pumpkin Pie flavor)
Pumpkin Grill (the grilled corn is amazing)
Picnic tables for you to enjoy
Open spaces for the kids to run
Pet the Goats, see the Chickens, Horses and Donkeys
and of course – lots of pumpkins, gourds, squash and other decorative items
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The Jersey Barnyard – La Grange, TX – Fayetteville County
WHEN:Last weekend of September through October. Call to check on delivery date.
WHERE: Texas Jersey Cheese Company ~ The Jersey Barnyard, a 10- year old working dairy farm. Guided and self guided tours available daily. 3117 Hwy. 159 – La Grange, Texas 78945.
WHAT: PUMPKIN PATCH…
- Jack o’ lanterns
- specialty pumpkins
- decorative corn
- corn stalks
- ceramic pumpkins
- fall decor
- fall bedding plants
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Taylor Halloween Spooktacular
WHEN: October 31, 2012 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
WHERE: Downtown Historical District (Heritage Square and Main St.) Taylor, TX
WHAT: The Halloween Spooktacular is held in tiny Taylor, just outside Austin. Spooktacular features games for all ages, a costume contest, free candy, photos and more – a great and safe alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating. Taylor’s annual Halloween Spooktacular features a variety of family-friendly Halloween activities. A Spook House, game and food booths and more are all set around Taylor’s town square, giving the event a traditional feel.
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10th Annual Boo-Da Halloween
WHEN: October 25, 2012 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
WHERE: Downtown Buda Greenbelt
WHAT: Activities Include: Halloween Stories, Crafts, Games & More at the Buda Public Library PLUS Trick-or-Treating
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House of Torment
WHEN: September 21st – November 10th, 2012 7:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
WHERE: 523 Highland Mall Blvd., Austin, TX 78752
WHAT: The House of Torment Haunted House is regarded as one of America’s best haunted houses. It is home to some of the nation’s top dark attractions. This year the House of Torment is featuring three haunted houses in one convenient location: The Awakening, The Slaughterhouse and The Cursed Howling. Come see why Austin’s House of Torment was rated by the Wall Street Journal and Travel Channel as one of the scariest haunted houses in the nation.
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